Birth Date between 1859-01-01 and 1859-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...

2. Edward Connelly

Actor | The Devil

American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...

3. Josephine Crowell

Actress | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Josephine Crowell was a Canadian-born character actress. She appeared in vaudeville as early as 1879. On screen, she is best remembered for her dramatic portrayal of the mother in D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), her comedic performances in Harold Lloyd's Speedy (1928) and Stan Laurel ...

4. Kaiser Wilhelm II

Self | Gewalt gegen Recht

Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He ...

5. Knut Hamsun

Writer | Poslední radost

Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun was born to a poor family and sent to live with an uncle, a commercial fisherman. He grew up without any formal schooling. Hamsun left Norway for the U.S. twice: once in 1882, and again in 1886. Each time he stayed in the U.S. for two years, holding various jobs ...

6. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Happy Birthday to You, which she wrote with her sister, Patty S. Hill, was intended as a classroom greeting. It was first published in 1893 as "Good Morning To All." The lyrics were amended in 1924 to include a stanza beginning "Happy Birthday to You.".

7. Alfred Dreyfus

Self | Captain Dreyfus

Alfred Dreyfus is known, and earned his place in history, for being unwillingly at the center of a scandal that rocked France from 1894 until 1906. Dreyfus, a captain on the General Staff, had been accused of passing sensitive artillery information to Germany (it was soon discovered that another ...

8. Robert Bolder

Actor | Fools for Luck

Robert Bolder was born on July 20, 1859 in London, England as Robert Joseph Edney. He was an actor, known for Fools for Luck (1917), Grumpy (1930) and On Trial (1917). He died on December 10, 1937 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

9. Sholom Aleichem

Writer | Fiddler on the Roof

Sholom Aleichem (translated from Hebrew as a greeting "Peace be with you") was the pseudonym of Sholom Yakov Rabinovitz. He was born on February 18, 1859, in Pereyaslav near Kiev, Ukraine, in the Russian Empire. His father was a religious scholar and the family was trilingual. After his mother died...

10. Colin Campbell

Director | The World's a Stage

Colin Campbell was born on October 11, 1859 in Scotland as James Colin Campbell. He was a director and writer, known for The World's a Stage (1922), A Hoosier Romance (1918) and The Corsican Brothers (1920). He died on August 26, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11. Kenneth Grahame

Writer | The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted ...

12. Gus Leonard

Actor | Wurra-Wurra

Gus Leonard was born on February 4, 1859 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Amédée Théodore Gaston Lerond. He was an actor, known for Wurra-Wurra (1916), Her Reputation (1923) and Mush and Milk (1933). He died on March 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Walt Whitman

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Walt Whitman was born on April 25, 1859 in Lyon, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), The Mark of Zorro (1920) and His Nibs (1921). He died on March 27, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

14. Jerome K. Jerome

Writer | The Passing of the Third Floor Back

Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, in 1859, son of an unsuccessful ironmonger. Raised in London, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. Started work as railway clerk at fourteen, and later worked as schoolmaster, actor and journalist. Two volumes of humorous essays preceded "Three Men In A Boat" (...

15. Peter Lang

Actor | The College Widow

Peter Lang was born on May 29, 1859 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The College Widow (1915), A Lady of Quality (1913) and The Auction Block (1917). He was married to Florence G. Lang. He died on August 20, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA.

16. Elias Disney

Elias Disney was born on February 6, 1859 in Bluevale, Ontario, Canada as Elias Charles Disney. He was married to Flora Disney. He died on September 13, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

17. Sam Marx

Monkey Business

Sam Marx was born on October 23, 1859 in Alsace, France as Simon Marrix. He was an actor, known for Monkey Business (1931). He was married to Miene Schönberg. He died on May 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Van Dyke Brooke

Director | Betty's Choice

A longtime and respected stage actor, Van Dyke Brooke went into the film business in 1909. A prolific actor, writer and director for Vitagraph, he stayed with the company until 1916, when the studio cleaned house and fired many of its "old-timers". He stayed in the business as an actor until his ...

19. Edward Kimball

Actor | The Christian

Edward Kimball was born on June 26, 1859 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as Edward Marshall Kimball. He was an actor, known for The Christian (1914), The Yellow Passport (1916) and Boys Will Be Boys (1921). He was married to Mrs. E.M. Kimball. He died on January 4, 1938 in Hollywood, California, USA.

21. Victor Herbert

Soundtrack | Duck Soup

Every professional recording artist today owes their livelihood to some degree to Victor Herbert. Working closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others, he was the driving force in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on February 13, 1914. He became...

22. Maurice de Féraudy

Soundtrack | La Môme

Maurice de Féraudy was born on December 3, 1859 in Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, France as Dominique Marie Maurice de Féraudy. He was a director and actor, known for La Vie En Rose (2007), Coster Bill of Paris (1922) and Le cousin Pons (1924). He was married to Eugénie Lainé. He died on May 12, ...

23. Fergus Hume

Writer | The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Mystery writer Fergus Hume was born Ferguson Wright Hume in Powick, Worcestershire, England, in 1859. His father was a doctor at a local insane asylum.

When he was four years old the family emigrated to New Zealand, where his father founded the first private mental hospital in the country, and also ...

24. Ilija Stanojevic-Cica

Director | Karadjordje

Ilija Stanojevic-Cica was born on August 7, 1859 in Belgrade, Serbia. He was a director and actor, known for Karadjordje (1911), Ulrih Celjski i Vladislav Hunjadi (1911) and Dorcolska posla (1972). He died on August 8, 1930 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.

25. Gwynne Herbert

Actress | Trelawny of the Wells

Gwynne Herbert born around the mid 1860s in London. Became a popular theatre performer from the 1880s, perhaps best known show was in 'Curtain Raiser' in 1897. Wonderful lady who appeared in over sixty British silent movies, often seen playing mothers, landladies and often seen as sophisticated ...

26. Mathilde Brundage

Actress | Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

Mathilde Brundage was born on September 22, 1859 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917), My Boy (1921) and A Woman's Resurrection (1915). She died on May 6, 1939 in Long Beach, California, USA.

27. Gilbert Clayton

Actor | The Silver Treasure

Gilbert Clayton was born on January 18, 1859 in Polo, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Silver Treasure (1926), Blood and Sand (1922) and Main Street (1923). He was married to Josephine. He died on March 1, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Franz Porten

Director | Der Trompeter von Säckingen

Franz Porten was born on August 23, 1859 in Zeltingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Der Trompeter von Säckingen (1918), Othello (1908) and Theodor Körner (1914). He died on May 21, 1932 in Berlin, Germany.

30. J.T. MacMillan

Actor | The Croxley Master

J.T. MacMillan was born on January 1, 1859 in Glasgow, Scotland as James Thomson Macmillan. He was an actor, known for The Croxley Master (1921). He died in 1927 in Lambeth, London, England.

31. Georgia Woodthorpe

Actress | Merely Mary Ann

Georgia Woodthorpe was born on October 11, 1859 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Merely Mary Ann (1920), Thundering Dawn (1923) and The Old Maid's Baby (1919). She was married to Fred A. Cooper. She died on August 25, 1927 in Glendale, California.

32. Mary Navarro

Actress | The Battle of Ballots

Mary Navarro was born on July 28, 1859 in Sacramento, California, USA as Mary Antoinette Anderson. She was an actress, known for The Battle of Ballots (1915), Hearts of Oak (1914) and Eve's Daughter (1918). She was married to Antonio F. de Navarro. She died on May 29, 1940 in Court Farm, Broadway, ...

33. Arthur Marvin

Cinematographer | Sherlock Holmes Baffled

Brother of [error] (inventor of the Biograph camera and co-founder of pioneering Biograph Studios).

34. Marshall P. Wilder

Actor | The Widow's Might

Marshall P. Wilder was born on September 19, 1859 in Geneva, New York, USA as Marshall Pinckney Wilder. He was an actor and writer, known for The Widow's Might (1913), Professor Optimo (1912) and Mockery (1912). He was married to Mrs. Marshall P. Wilder. He died on January 10, 1915 in St. Paul, ...

35. Frank H. Spearman

Writer | The Night Flyer

Although many of his best known novels (i.e., "Whispering Smith") took place on railroads or had a railroad theme, he never actually worked for or on a railroad, having been a small-town bank president for much of his life.

36. John Sturgeon

Actor | Vanity Fair

John Sturgeon was born on May 1, 1859 in Elderton, Pennsylvania, USA as John MacChesney Sturgeon. He was an actor, known for Vanity Fair (1915), Martin Chuzzlewit (1912) and It Is Never Too Late to Mend (1913). He died on December 20, 1938 in Plumcreek, Pennsylvania.

37. Venustiano Carranza

Self | Following the Flag in Mexico

Born into a wealthy cattle-ranching family, Venustiano Carranza followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Mexican army. He became a supporter of Francisco I. Madero in Madero's efforts to overthrow the dictatorship of Gen. Porfirio Díaz. When this proved successful, Madero appointed ...

38. A.E. Housman


English poet and scholar. He was the eldest of seven children born to Edward Housman, a solicitor, and Sarah Jane Housman (née Williams). Housman was brought up and educated in Worcestershire, winning a scholarship to Bromsgrove School in 1870. In 1877 he won another scholarship, to St. John's ...

39. Belle Gunness

Belle Gunness was born on November 11, 1859 in Selbu, Norway as Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth. She was married to Peter Gunness and Mads Albert Sorenson. She died in 1908 in Indiana, USA.

40. Mrs. A.W. Filson

Actress | The Squaw Man

Mrs. A.W. Filson was born on February 23, 1859 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Reformation of Dad (1913) and When Men Forget (1913). She was married to Al W. Filson. She died on May 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Joseph Holland

Writer | The Rich Idler

Joseph Holland was born on December 20, 1859 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Jefferson Holland. He was an actor and writer, known for The Rich Idler (1916), Back to Primitive (1913) and A Perilous Ride (1913). He died on September 25, 1926 in New York City.

43. Emil Fenyvessy

Actor | Tragödie im Hause Habsburg

Emil Fenyvessy was born on March 31, 1859 in Ternye, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire as Emil Teitelbaum. He was an actor and writer, known for Tragödie im Hause Habsburg (1924), Anna Karenina (1918) and A csikós (1913). He died on March 20, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary.

44. Eugène-Louis Doyen

Self | Séparation des soeurs siamoises Radika et Dodika par le docteur Doyen

Eugène-Louis Doyen was born on December 16, 1859 in Reims, France. He died on November 21, 1916 in Paris, France.

45. Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina

Actress | Iskateli schastya

Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina was born on July 16, 1859 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Mariya Mikhajlovna Blyumental-Tamarina. She was an actress, known for A Greater Promise (1936), Don Diego i Pelageya (1928) and Na krylyah vvys (1923). She died on October 16, 1938.

46. William Mollison

Actor | King John

William Mollison was born on October 27, 1859 in Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, Scotland. He was an actor, known for King John (1899). He was married to Evelyn McNay. He died on December 19, 1911 in Broughty Ferry, Fofarshire, Scotland.

47. Charles J. Ross

Actor | Death of Nancy Sykes

Charles J. Ross was born on February 18, 1859 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Charles J. Kelly. He was an actor, known for Death of Nancy Sykes (1897), The Senator (1915) and The Great Diamond Robbery (1914). He was married to Mabel Fenton. He died on June 15, 1918 in North Asbury Park, New Jersey, ...

49. William T. Carleton

Actor | Madame Butterfly

William T. Carleton was born in 1859 in England. He was an actor, known for Madame Butterfly (1915), Gloria's Romance (1916) and The Beloved Blackmailer (1918). He died on September 28, 1930 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

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